Artist/photographer Essie Graham’s work: From a Different View arrives at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts at 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082. The installation will be on display June 2-26, 2022 in the Forrest & Virginia Green Mezzanine Gallery of the Eisemann Center.
Essie Graham is a self-taught photographer living in Plano, Texas. She picked up her first camera while stationed in Germany and has since been hooked. Essie considers herself a film junkie. She is prolific with any type of film or camera. Her experimental methods set her apart from the norm, both as a photographer and as an artist.
In her artist statement, Essie says, “I use photography as a way to document the world around me. I make images that draw attention to things that other people often overlook. My work can be recognized by a timeless and ethereal quality where imperfections in subject, camera or technique are often brought out as part and parcel of the image.I use all types of cameras in my work, but mostly older film cameras and Polaroid materials, which can sometimes produce surprising results My goal is to take photos that inspire people to think outside the box, to look at things differently, in unconventional ways or from a new angle.
Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and during all public events. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Charles W. Eisemann Center is located at 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, Texas 75082 in the Galatyn Park Urban Center adjacent to the Galatyn Park DART station. For more information on exhibitions and events, visit the website at www.eisemanncenter.com/art.